Analysts Downgrade AAPL Shares

FXOpen

According to Yahoo Finance, Barclays analysts downgraded AAPL shares to “underweight” and lowered their price forecast: they expect the share price to drop to USD 160 (although AAPL traded above USD 184 yesterday).

Analysts justified their decision by their expectations of a decrease in demand for new iPhone models. “Our checks remain negative on volumes and mix for iPhone 15, and we see no features or upgrades that are likely to make the iPhone 16 more compelling.”

The news caused AAPL's share price to fall 3.6% on Tuesday, its biggest one-day percentage drop since September, and the decline wiped out more than USD 107 billion in market value. Concerns are growing due to:

→ growing competition from companies such as Huawei Technologies Co;

→ strict measures by the Chinese government against foreign-made devices.

The graph shows that:

→ The price forms a downward channel, shown in red. We outlined the lower contour of this channel in the analysis of the AAPL share price on November 3. At the same time, we wrote about the emerging decline in sales of Apple products.

→ The price has formed an AB double top pattern. Moreover, the second peak is higher than the first, which forms a false bullish breakout - a threatening sign.

→ Comparing the performance of AAPL stock with the performance of the stock market index, we can see that the stock is actually underperforming the market in the second half of 2023.

Thus, there is reason to assume that if the price continues to develop within the contours indicated by the downward red channel, it will drop to the values ​​predicted by Barclays analysts.

Buy and sell stocks of the world's biggest publicly-listed companies with CFDs on FXOpen’s trading platform. Open your FXOpen account now or learn more about trading share CFDs with FXOpen.

This article represents the opinion of the Companies operating under the FXOpen brand only. It is not to be construed as an offer, solicitation, or recommendation with respect to products and services provided by the Companies operating under the FXOpen brand, nor is it to be considered financial advice.

Latest from Shares

AAPL Share Price Rises Nearly 1% after Scrapping Electric Vehicle Plans AMZN Share Price Hits 25-Month High After Inclusion in DJIA Index NVDA Share Price Soars 11% after Report TSLA Share Price Rises Sharply amid News of Musk's Increased Stake in the Company AMZN Share Price Rises Nearly 8% after Report

Latest articles

Financial Market News

Weekly Market Wrap With Gary Thomson: CAC 40, AUD, OIL, AMAZON

Get the latest scoop on the week's hottest headlines, all in one convenient video. Join Gary Thomson, the COO of  FXOpen UK, as he breaks down the most significant news reports and shares his expert insights. European Stock Markets on

Commodities

Price of Gold Briefly Exceeded $2,050 per Ounce

In addition to new records in the stock markets, the reaction to yesterday's news about inflation in the US was also a decrease in government bond yields and a rapid rise in the price of gold — the cost of XAU/

Indices

Nasdaq-100 Price Hits All-time High after 4 Straight Months of Gains

The Nasdaq-100 index is holding above 18,000 today following yesterday's bullish momentum, fueled by inflation news. The PCE consumer spending index amounted to 0.4% on a monthly basis, which was in line with analysts' expectations. A year ago,

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 65.68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.